Yummy Sweet Blueberry Breakfast Bread
My day job is pretty hard. Sometimes I have to wake up very early in the mornings to be on an event site ready to go by 5AM. Those days aren't very fun, but this bread helps. It has a bit of sweetness to make me want to eat it even if I'm very tired, it has blueberries for nutrition, and carbohydrates for energy. Schmear on some Irish butter and I have myself a pretty good breakfast on-the-go. On the flip side, it's also really indulgent on lazy (read "recovery") Sundays. When I'm sitting in the rocking chair with a cup of coffee, tired from working into the previous night, this bread is a welcome addition to my day.
In my opinion, this bread benefits from kneading, but don't overwork it. You want it to be soft and supple, but still stand up to the yeast rise. Your machine or hand kneading needs to really be felt as you go. Don't expect to get it right on the first try, I sure didn't. It took a few tries to find a good balance.
BUT IS IT GOOD FOR YOU?
Short answer? No.
Long answer? Kinda? While some ascribe to "I don't have Celiac's, but I'm gluten free anyways," I don't. Humans have been farming wheat for more than 10,000 years, and humans were gathering it to eat much earlier than we were ever able to farm it. It was for things like porridge, and later, bread. Delicious leavened or unleavened bread depending on where you were at the time. This bread has all of the good things from bread like carbohydrates, a bit of protein, and healthy fats.
IN THE GARDEN
Pro-tip, make sure you don't accidentally almost kill your blueberry bush by not watering it.